SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - There is some confusion from residents who say they have already been prescribed marijuana. 22News is working for you with the rules and regulations of having a medical marijuana card.
A Springfield father and son were arrested for growing marijuana in their backyard, but say that a marijuana card allowed them to.
To get a card you must have a debilitating medical condition. Until dispensaries open doctors say you can obtain a limited cultivation license and a card that allows you to posses or grow a 2 month supply of medicine. It's been defined by the state as 10 ounces. And they can grow it but it must be in a secure location and not visible.
Northampton physician Jill Griffin says the system has flaws.
“The state didn't set any number of plants, like many states will say six plants or eight plants,” said Griffin. “And then I think you also have to say, are they considered starter or mature plants?”
The father and son in question were busted with more than 50 marijuana plants in their backyard on Wednesday.